granny knot

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  • noun

Synonyms for granny knot

a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure


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To be accurate, it's a granny knot, or grief knot depending on which particular ends you pull.
Well it's like that, except you can't hobble like a crab over to the hand-dryers in the hope the warm air will loosen the granny knot you've concocted 'twixt your nethers.
The rest were usually determined to do one or more of three things - bend the steering wheel inwards, tie their hands in a granny knot, or release the wheel altogether.
Even today I can manage a granny knot and that's it.
Most people place one half-granny knot on top of another, which results in either a notoriously unstable granny knot or a very stable reef knot, depending on whether the two half-knots have the same or opposite orientation,'' said Polster.